Petroleum Authority of Uganda Senior Planning and Strategy Officer Jobs

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The Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) is a statutory body established under Section
9 of the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Act 2013, and in line with
the National Oil and Gas Policy for Uganda which was approved in 2008.

The PAU’s mandate is to monitor and regulate the exploration, development and production, together
with the refining, gas conversion, transportation and storage of petroleum in Uganda.

This includes ensuring that petroleum operations in Uganda are carried out in accordance with
the relevant laws, regulations, guidelines, statutes and in line with international best
practice for the petroleum industry.

The Petroleum Authority of Uganda now invites applications from qualified Ugandans who fully meet the required job specifications and with the right personal attributes to occupy the following positions in the Authority’s established structure.

Office of the Executive Director

Senior Planning and Strategy Officer

Job summary

The Senior Planning and Strategy Officer manages the Authority’s Corporate
Planning function that entails development of comprehensive, integrated Authority
strategic plans, work plans, procurement plans, budgets, while monitoring and
evaluating their implementation.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Facilitate the formulation of PAU’s short-term, mid-term and long-term
    plans/Strategic Plans
  • Facilitate the formulation of the PAU’s Strategic Plan, Operational Plans and
  • Prepare and review a comprehensive three-year strategic plan incorporating
    plans of all directorates, Departments, Divisions and Units through a 2 stakeholder’s consultative process and placing it before Management for approval
  • Prepare Annual and midterm plans for the Authority in line with the approved
    five-year strategic plan, policies, programs and projects.
  • Participate in preparation of the Budget Frame Work Paper (BFP) and provide
    assistance to the Directorates, Departments, Business Units in the preparation
    of annual/quarterly work plans and budgets
  • Through regular reviews, identify the limiting factors in the implementation of
    PAU’s approved plans, policies, programs and projects; study their implications and impact on Performance of the Authority to place the matter before Management with specific suggestions for ensuring speedy and
    efficient performance.
  • Carry out regular and timely reviews of the progress in implementing the Authority’s approved plans, policies, programs and projects
  • Review on selective basis the operational performance of various Directorates,
    Departments, Divisions and Units of the Authority
  • Undertaking and promoting bench marking research and initiating surveys and
    investigations needed to support effective planning for PAU
  • Routine collection, analysis, interpretation and dissemination of data related to the functioning of PAU
  • Give technical assistance to the various Directorates in regard to planning
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience


  • Master’s degree; majoring in either; Economics, Development Planning,
    Economic Policy and Planning, Development Economics, Monitoring and
    Evaluation or Management Information Systems
  • A Bachelors’ Degree (Hons) in Economics, Statistics, Quantitative Economics
    or other related area from a recognized university / institution.

  • A Minimum of five (5) years working experience in the field of planning, budgeting,
    Monitoring & Evaluation and reporting, 3 years of which should have been served at
    Supervisory level in a reputable organization.

    Added advantages
  • Training in Oil and Gas or related fields
  • Exposure to Management Information Systems

    Character & Competence
  • Highly Innovative.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Possess good administrative and negotiation skills.
  • Track record of training and mentoring others.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Proficiency in relevant industry computer packages and software
  • Ability to analyze different scenarios and identify the best fallback position
  • Ability to identify how organizational policies, processes and procedures are
    likely to be affected by environmental changes

    How to Apply:
  • PAU will Only consider online applications submitted through the PAU website.
    Interested persons are invited to visit the PAU website: and follow the
    link to “OPPORTUNITIES-CAREERS-VACANCIES” to view details and apply for the
    available opportunities.
  • All applications should reach the PAU’s website by Tuesday
    15th January, 2019 at 11:59 pm.
  • For more information and job application details, see; Petroleum Authority of Uganda Senior Planning and Strategy Officer Jobs

  • Only online applications will be considered.
  • Applicants are required to scan and attach CERTIFIED copies of the required
    academic documents only e.g. Degree, Transcript, Diploma, A-level and O-level
    certificates and PLE results slip.
  • Academic documents for the successful candidates will be vetted and background
    checks conducted before they are considered for appointment into the Authority.
  • Only short listed and successful candidates will be contacted.
  • All appointments shall be subject to a probationary period of not more than six months
    and subsequent confirmation in service will be based on satisfactory performance of
    the individual.
  • “PAU is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge any money to any
    applicant for employment in its Service”
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